What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves either nitrous oxide, IV or pill-form sedation. Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are often fearful and anxious over visiting the dentist. It is safe and customized to each patient, so it can be used for children as well as adults. Sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients with physical and mental handicaps who find it difficult to stay still while having dental work completed.
Why might you want Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation involves an anesthetic that allows you to stay alert and aware during procedures while benefiting from the calming effects of sedation. Conscious sedation is easier to wake from, so it’s ideal for patients who want to have work done and not spend an hour waking up from the anesthetic. We still recommend to our patients to have a relative or friend bring you home from the procedure whenever any type of sedation is administered. This makes it safer for you to get home and begin recovering.
Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are often fearful and anxious over visiting the dentist. It is safe and customized to each patient, so it can be used for children as well as adults.
What makes you a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is safe, so it’s a great choice for most patients who want it. Whether you’re choosing full sedation or conscious sedation, we’ll have a consultation with you prior to administering any medication. The consult involves a thorough health and medical history check that will determine if you’re eligible for sedation. Most of our patients who want sedation dentistry are able to benefit from it.
What can you expect with Conscious Sedation Dentistry?
You will have a consultation with Dr. Redfearn prior to any medication being administered. At your next dental appointment, we can administer the sedation per your request. Conscious sedation enables you to stay relatively awake and alert during the procedure. If full sedation is needed or required, we will bring you to our recovery room after the procedure is complete to give you time to wake up. We recommend that you have a loved one bring you home after the procedure so that you are not driving while waking up from sedation.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry as well as conscious sedation, we’re here to take your call and get you scheduled with an appointment.